The next generation in squirt evolution.
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For years people have been asking "when are you going to make the Angst2". Well "what would you change?" I would ask. No one really had an answer for me. Since its release in 1997 our debut model the Angst has revitalized interest in the forgotten step child of rodeo that is squirt boating and sold more squirt boats in the last decade than any other squirt model.
We have quietly developed a new boat that will again turn the squirt world on its head. At itsl debut at the 2004 Angst Mystery Nationals it was named by everyone there who each had a vote on what the name would be.
We sought to again make a boat that was inspired by technology and not tradition. By increasing the fun and comfort a whole new world of boating will open up for a new generation that has never even seen a glass boat.
The new boat is the shortest squirt ever made at 7 feet even. The rocker profile goes against the norm with 6 inches of rocker in the bow and 5 inches in the stern. At 24 inches wide at it widest point just fore of the cockpit it provides a stable platform for learning newbies. Hard core traditionalists will be quick to criticize it and say that it won't go down But it does! You can wax poetic for ages on how different shapes affect performance but the most important element is the overall size and volume. And this boat has it where it counts. Or we should say doesn't have it where it counts. With shortened aspect ratio and rockered ends you can actually surf small waves again and even spin with the ample surface area. When you are done surfing go ahead and do a meltdown on your way out because this boat goes down for a mystery move smoothly and with ease. The chines offer a soft enough transition to allow smooth sinking. The chines are also far enough from the outside edge just like the much misunderstood Angst to allow water to wrap at the lower velocities found while entering a mystery move.
The boat will be available in several options. You can mix and match decks and hulls to fit your tastes.
|Deck: Inseam optimized for 27-30 inch inseam but will fit up to 32+. Knee ergonomics allow turned out knees and toes for maximum comfort. Exaggerated recessed rim where ergonomics will allow. Higher volume to the side of the cockpit recess helps stabilize those learning how to make the transition from the double pump world of surface boating to the smooth no touch flat water cartwheels that are possible with this boat.|
|Hull: smooth chine transitions and overall shape is optimized to maximize forgiveness for lighter paddlers but still provide enough lift at planing speeds to be fun for heavier paddlers.|
|Deck: Optimized for 30in+ inseam. Wider knee pocket area than Gen I to accommodate longer and thicker thighs. Spine in upper calf area increases comfort and safety. Lowered volume to the side of the cockpit to offset volume distribution and maintain overall balance.|
|Hull: Additional hull features will maximize surface area and edge release at planing speeds increasing surfing performance and safety for heavier paddlers. Hull differences of Gen. II will increase surface planing performance for all paddlers with no negative effect on downtime performance for heavier paddlers and only a small decrease in downtime performance for lighters paddlers. More definition of second radius than the softer more rounded Gen I. Grooves developed during the G.V. project help deliver lift to under the seat where your point of rotation is. Outside channels increase trailing edge sheer at higher velocities.|
Oh Yeah. And did we mention that it fits an Industry standard keyhole size sprayskirt!
Now with even more exciting changes.
We have expanded the URGE offering and have just completed what is now 3 different
On the Generation II hull in the center section you can have 18" half round rails (pictured on the urge page), or you can have no center rails at all for maximum edge wrap, or 1/4 round rails for the maximum sheer.
Also each hull configuration is available with Skeg (fin) boxes to add fins.
Combine the Gen. I shape and the addition of the fin option the number of hull configuration options is now 8!!!!!!!!!!! READ ON...
Wanna buy one? Go to the layup specs page and then e mail us.
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